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### College Physics (Urone)

Book edition 1st Edition
Author(s) Paul Peter Urone
Pages 1272 pages
ISBN 9781938168000

# Is the force attractive or repulsive between the hot and neutral lines hung from power poles? Why?

Force will be repulsive between the hot and neutral lines hung from power poles.

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## Step 1: Hot and Neutral lines

The "hot" wire is in black color which carries electricity from the breaker panel to the switch or light source.

The "neutral" wire is in white color that returns any unneeded electricity and current to the breaker panel.

## Step 2: Force between hot and neutral lines

1. The hotline is the line that carries current through it but the neutral line does not.

2. This indicates that current will be induced in the neutral line as a result of the hot line’s electric field.

3. The current will flow in the opposite direction resulting in a repulsive force between the lines.

Therefore, the force will be repulsive between the hot and neutral lines hung from power poles.